Posts Tagged: "audio"

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Amp Kicks Up Your iPhone’s Sound

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Our smartphones are good at a lot of things, but offering high quality audio is decidedly not one of them. It’s just the nature of the beast; the speakers and microphones have to be crammed in there somehow, so they have to be tiny. Tiny drivers means tinny sound, but...

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Vizio S2121w-D0 2.1 Sound Stand Review

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Pedestal type sound stands aren’t new — they’ve been offered as alternatives to audio systems and, more recently, sound bars for a number of years. That Vizio feels that a 2.1 sound system that can be placed under a television set has value tells you something — after all the...

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skye WiFi Music Receiver Review

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pple doesn’t give warning when it decides to make a major change, and those who invested in a 30 pin audio dock felt betrayed when they upgraded their iPhones/iPads to lightning connector models. And since many of these docks didn’t have Bluetooth built-in, the only way to play music from...

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NudeAudio Super-M Bluetooth Speaker Review

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lot of portable speakers claim to be rugged, to bear the brunt of the elements and laugh at getting wet. They also tend to cut back on the quality of the audio in order to project this point of view in their outer shell. The results is an impressive chassis...

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Bem Speaker Band Review

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hat’s the deal with the whole “smart watch” thing when it’s the phone in the pocket doing all the heavy lifting? I don’t need little apps dancing in an LCD window, the whole purpose of the original Dick Tracy watch was that it was a telephone. Now sure the 21st...

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Phantom Headphones with Boombox Review

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eadphones have a basic function: to provide a closed environment for listening to audio. Then the differences are applied — such as how comfortably they fit and how good they sound being the most two important ones. But being usable as a pair of stereo speakers isn’t part of their...

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Gefen Wireless Extender for HDMI 60 GHz Review

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here was a time when a living room made space to accommodate the TV — now it’s the other way around. Flat panel blend into walls or sit demurely on cabinets that add to the room’s decor, instead of drawing attention to it. But no matter how inconspicuous, the cable...

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS Review

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aving a pair of headphones connected to the computer was once commonplace: people used to use it for listening to music on a pretty regular basis. Even with mobile devices like iPhones providing the music, most agree that if they’re going to be seated at the computer with music playing,...

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ROCKI PLAY Review

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f you had to take a count of those people who  have audio systems — specifically an amplifier — in their home theater, it would probably equal less than those who have portable Bluetooth speakers. But a portable is never going to match the power of an audio system, not...